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Re: insert-last-message

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: insert-last-message
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2019 05:33:28 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.1.0; emacs 27.0.50

Cf. http://mbork.pl/2017-05-01_show-some-last-messages


On 2019-03-01, at 23:24, Emanuel Berg <address@hidden> wrote:

> I just wrote this:
> (defun insert-last-message ()
>   (interactive)
>   (insert
>    (with-current-buffer (messages-buffer)
>      (let ((end   (goto-char (point-max)))
>            (start (re-search-backward "^[[:space:]]*[[:graph:]]+")) )
>        (buffer-substring start end) ))))
> (defalias 'ilm #'insert-last-message)
> Again, this is another example of something
> that seems to work, but it doesn't look good,
> and I'm pretty sure it won't work in all cases
> (e.g., multiline messages, possibly also
> messages with wierd chars etc).
> What I would like to have, and what I think
> would be the sound solution, is to have a
> data structure, a stack list, with the most
> recent messages. One could have a variable to
> specify the desired length of that list.
> Every message would then go into that list, and
> be accessed LIFO.
> After that, one could easily even do
> prefix args to access/output/insert not the
> last, but the second last message, or any
> message stored, if one can keep track of them
> that is :)
> Also, one could have a "blacklist" with
> uninteresting messages, that would never enter
> the list. Perhaps even a regexp blacklist, if
> that wouldn't be too slow (?).
> And when all of it still fails, one could still
> use the *Messages* buffer and get whatever
> one wants!
> Is this a difficult thing to do? 
> Source:
>     http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573/emacs-init/my-misc.el

Marcin Borkowski

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